The Culinary Arts Program at Pueblo Community College has been teaching our students to prepare and serve quality food since 1984. The GPA Dining Room is located on the bottom floor of the Student Center next to the bookstore. The purpose of this dining room is to give Culinary Arts students the “real world” experience of preparing high quality food and providing excellent customer service to guests, in a learning atmosphere. Students learn how important customer service is in any type of restaurant or hospitality business. In the “Front of the House”, students learn proper serving methods, different styles of dining room set ups, how to use current technology to benefit the guest, and proper ways to interface with co-workers and guests. Serving quality food is of utmost importance. In the “Back of the House” our students focus not only on the quality technical skills that are expected in restaurant operations today, but also the critical thinking skills needed in order to handle any type of restaurant environment.
The GPA Dining Room is open for lunch Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, through December 16. (Not open during Thanksgiving week. )We are also open for Wednesday night dinners, from 6-8 pm. Wednesday night Dinners go with the American regional Cuisine class and are priced at $12/person. For reservations, call 549-3326. Please leave a voicemail with name, number in party, and date/time of reservation. Please remember that the GPA Dining Room is a classroom. In order to maintain the learning environment, no parties of 8 or more will be seated at a single table. In addition, parties will not be permitted to split a check more than two ways.